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William Stufft (stuf4001)

Father: Valentine Stufft (stuf3001)
Mother: Dorothy Wertz

b. 1831 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania [census-PA]

d. June 13, 1863 at the Regimental Hospital in Washington, North Carolina of typhoid fever and inflammation of the lungs. Surgeon General's Office. [Pen #34024]

m. September 7, 1854, Catharine Imler, b. May 4, 1833 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, daughter of Henry Imler (iml3001) and Barbara Croyle [lds], d. July 25, 1892 buried in the Imler Cemetery, Osterberg, Pennsylvania. [Pen #34024]

Issue: [Pen #34024]

Thomas J. (stuf5001), b. April 24, 1855, d. Nov. 19, 1943

Marietta "Etta", b. December 3, 1856

Barbara Ellen "Ella", b. October 19, 1858

m. Simon Shaffer [biorev32]

Harriet Catherine "Hattie", b. February 17, 1860

While picking cherries with her sisters, a lightning storm came up. Hattie was pregnant at the time and the tree she was leaning up against was struck by lightning. She and the baby were killed. Etta and Ella were injured. [Birdie]

Emma Jane, b. July 7, 1862, d. between October 31, 1863 and April 23, 1867


William was farming his father's farm in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Catharine was 'serving.' [census-PA]

November 8, 1862:
William enlisted at Camp Curtin as a private for nine months in Company I, 171st Regiment of the Pennsylvania Drafted Militia commanded by Captain Amos Robinett. [Pen #34024]

November 27, 1862:
William proceeded, with his regiment, by rail and water via Washington and Norfolk to Suffolk, Virginia, arriving in early December. [Bedford,1906]

December 28, 1862:
William's regiment marched from Suffolk to Ballard's Landing, on the Chowan river, and then proceeded by transports to New Berne, North Carolina, arriving on January 1, 1863. [Bedford,1906]

January to June 1863:
William's regiment was attached to Spinola's (Keystone) Brigade of the Third Division, Eighteenth Corps. They remained in general foster's Department and participated in various marches and skirmishes in the region traversed by the Tar and Pamlico Rivers. [Bedford,1906]

October 31, 1863:
William's widow Catharine swore before the local Justice of the Peace a declaration in order to obtain the benefits of a Civil War Pension. Page 1 / Page 2 / Page 3. Adjutant General's Office.

May 23, 1868:
William's widow Catharine applied for an increase in her Civil War Pension. Declaration.

William's widow Catharine and 4 children were living on his father's farm in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. The value of Catharine's personal property was $300. [census-PA]

William's widow Catharine and son Thomas were living in the Village of Paria, Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Thomas was a farmer. Also living with them were Andrew Tenler, a nephew empolyed as a laborer, and Issac M. Clark, a widowed son-in-law emplayed as a huckster. [census-PA]

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